Water charges protesters on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:31

Tens of thousands of anti-water charges protesters gathered at a stage at the Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday, after setting off from(...)

Four premises were raided during related searches in Counties Wexford and Dublin.

A Wexford truck driver and a Dublin man are to face trial following a seizure of €1.5 million of heroin on Wednesday. Gardaí attached to the Drugs and(...)

‘Ireland’s failure to adequately challenge or respond to violence against women has come into serious national and international focus.’ Photograph: Getty Images

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said “Violence against women takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a who(...)

Senior judges in Belfast on Friday lifted an injunction on the PSNI taking possession of Winston “Winkie” Rea’s recorded account to Boston College researchers.

Police investigating murder and robbery are finally to get access to interviews a former loyalist prisoner gave to an American university project. Se(...)

A man in his 20s charged in connection with a firearm seizure in Co Leitrim will appear before the Special Criminal Court on Saturday.

A man in his 20s who was charged in connection with an investigation into the recovery of a firearm and suspected explosives will appear before the Sp(...)

The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise: one of Ireland’s most modern prisons, it  houses a number of killers who, while not convicted of any sex offences, had a sexual dimension to their crimes.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

After being given a life sentence at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Graham Dwyer was taken by van to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin’s north inner city. A(...)

Graham Dwyer looked down and seemed to wince as the court was told Elaine was ‘emotionally immature and very trusting of anyone who showed her kindness’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times 0:45

“We can hear her voice in the texts, just wanting to be loved.” The line in Frank O’Hara’s victim impact statement, relating to the texts exchanged be(...)

Jason Lee, a former Goldman Sachs banker accused of raping an Irish student at a beach house on Long Island in New York goes on trial on Wednesday

A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of raping an Irish student at a beach house on Long Island in New York goes on trial today.Jason Lee (38) has be(...)

French president Francois Hollande delivers a speech during the 30th annual diner held by the French Jewish Institutions Representative Council on February 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/AFP/Getty Images

French President Francois Hollande urged internet companies like Google and Facebook on Monday to fight hate speech online.He made the comments during(...)

The Special Criminal Court on Tuesday fixed a date in January 2017 for the retrial of three men accused of the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly

The Special Criminal Court on Tuesday fixed a date in January 2017 for the retrial of three men accused of the murder of dissident republican Peter Bu(...)